England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a person who was known as the carman, or one who rented or let out vehicles. Often carmen were known as hostilers.
Early Origins of the Carmen family
Cumberland in the lands of Carman where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.
Early History of the Carmen family
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Carmen Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Carman, Carmen, Carmine, Carmyn and others.
Early Notables of the Carmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carmen family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Carmen or a variant listed above were:
Carmen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Carmen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Carmen (post 1700)
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